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Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction Search


Northwestern University’s Center for Legal Studies invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, faculty appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2023. This is a teaching-track position that offers good prospects of job security and promotion, contingent upon continuing excellence in job performance. Duties include teaching six quarter-long undergraduate courses per academic year.

We welcome applications from stellar teachers, especially those with proven ability to teach a range of lower- and upper-division courses on law and society. We particularly welcome applicants who can teach courses in the following area(s): race, ethnicity, and the law; law and courts; international and comparative law. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Political Science, Sociology, History, or a related field, which must be conferred by September 1, 2023.  A J.D. is welcome but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities. Details regarding promotion and reappointment for teaching-track positions are available online at

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names of three references. Additional materials, including letters of recommendation from listed references, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations, syllabi, and a statement of teaching philosophy) will be requested from selected candidates.  Review of application materials will begin on November 14, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.  Address all inquiries to Princess Parker Rosado (

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse faculty. Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website. The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami, and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands and the Native people who remain on this land today. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment (  Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity. Additional information on the accommodations process is available at

Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

Review of application materials will begin on November 14, 2022.

Please direct any questions to Princess Parker Rosado (

 Online Application